Victorian Easter Egg Ornament

by Priscilla Hewitt ©2000

A neat idea from Sheryl posted to Crochet Along...

"I added more holes to mine and put cotton inside and added a few drops of scented oil.

They smell heavenly and you don't have to put them away after Easter.

They make wonderful room air fresher. Using an eyedropper, you can refresh them."

Thanks, Sheryl!!!

Materials

White size 10 crochet cotton thread

Crochet hok size 6

Pastel plastic Easter egg

1/4” satin ribbon to match egg color

4-6 ribbon roses

Yarn needle

Hot glue

Long, thin nail

Candle

Preparation

Open egg. Hold tip of nail over candle flame to heat. Poke a hole through

the narrow end of the egg with the hot nail. Insert a loop of ribbon through

the hole to hang. Knot both ends of the ribbon inside the egg to secure.

Close egg.

Crocheted Egg Cover

Ch 4; join with a sl st to form ring.

Round 1: Ch 3 to count as the first dc, work 11 more dc in the ring; join

with a sl st to the top of the beginning ch 3. (12 dc)

Round 2: Ch 1, sc in the same st as joining, (ch 3, sc in the next dc) 11

times, ch 1, join with a hdc to the first sc to form the last loop. (12 ch-3

loops)

Round 3: Ch 1, sc in the same loop, (ch 4, sc in the next ch 3 loop) 11

times, ch 2, join with a hdc to the first sc for the last loop. (12 ch-4 loops)

Round 4: Ch 1, sc in the same loop, (ch 5, sc in the next ch 4 loop) 11

times, ch 2, join with a dc to the first sc for the last loop. (12 ch-5 loops)

Rounds 5-13: Ch 1, sc in the same loop, (ch 5, sc in the next ch 5 loop) 11

times, ch 2, join with a dc to the first sc for the last loop. (12 ch-5 loops)

Round 14: (Ruffle) Ch 7, sc in the 3rd ch from hook for picot, (trc, ch 3, sc

in the 3rd ch from hook for picot) 2 more times in same loop, (trc, ch 3, sc

in the 3rd ch from hook for picot) 5 times in each of the next 11 ch-5 loops,

(trc, ch 3, sc in the 3rd ch from hook for picot) 2 times in the beginning

ch-5 loop; join with a sl st to the 4 ch of the beginning ch 7. Fasten off.

Weave in ends.

Finishing

Insert egg into the crocheted egg cover. Thread yarn needle with ribbon;

weave in and out of the ch 5 loops on round 12. Pull ribbon tight to close

ruffle around the top of the egg and hanging loop. Knot ribbon and tie into a

bow. Trim ribbon ends. Arrange and hot glue ribbon roses around hanging

loop.

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